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Cass Lake-Bena Elementary third-grade student Dakotah Paquette and fourth-grade students Mililani Clarin and Eliana Haugh were part of 20 students who made the very first Christmas ornament for the 2014 Capitol Christmas Tree on Wednesday afternoon. The tree will be selected from the Chippewa National Forest.

Chippewa Forest tree headed to D.C. next year: Tree to be selected next spring, serve as 50-foot diplomat for Minnesota

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CASS LAKE -- The Chippewa National Forest will supply the 2014 Capitol Christmas Tree for the first time in more than 20 years.

Starting next month, workers will comb Chippewa to form a list of trees they think are up to par, and officials from the main office of the U.S. Forest Service will help elect a tree to go to Washington, D.C., in the spring.


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Zach Kayser
Zach Kayser covers local government and city issues for the Pioneer. He previously worked for the Wadena Pioneer Journal, and is an alumni of the University of Minnesota, Morris. 
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